All across the state, graduates have said goodbye to the halls they wandered for four years as high school students.
Thousands of Kentucky students have heard their teachers and friends give speeches about the future, watched emotional videos made by their classmates and walked across a stage to receive their diplomas.
For Campbell County High School, it was the 107th time for such a celebration.
Taking place at the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University, the graduation ceremony saw roughly 360 young men and women turn their tassels and become former students.
Principal Adam Ritter gave a list of some of the accomplishments of the class, while valedictorian Benjamin Turner challenged his classmates to live extraordinary lives and search for happiness and meaning.
And afterward, friends Mark Broering and Hope Schleper hugged each other saying, “We did it! We’re graduates!”
On behalf of the Kentucky Department of Education, congratulations to the class of 2018.
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